Charles Tesson

Artistic director

As film critic, Charles Tesson wrote several important books on cinema and he is a senior lecturer in Film History and Aesthetics at La Sorbonne Nouvelle (paris III). He has wrote for many years for Les Cahiers du Cinéma, where he was the editor-in-chief from 1998 to 2003. He entered the Selection Committee of La Semaine de la Critique for the 49th and 50th editions, before becoming its Artistic Director in April 2011. He is also the President of the Aide aux Cinéma du Monde commission (CNC, French Institute) from 2016.

Feature Films

Thomas Baurez

Annick Peigné-Giuly

Olivier Pélisson

Olivier Pelisson is journalist and critic of cinema, he writes for Bande à Part, Bref, French Mania and for Canal+ Grand Écran channel. He used to work for ZurbanDvdLive, Monsieur CinémaLe Cinéma dans les yeux and on Top of the Shorts show on Canal+ Cinema. Over the years, Pélisson has been artistic director (Paris Film Festival), scenario reader (France 2 Cinéma, CNC), he has hosted some film critic workshop (Paris, Cannes, Bakouriani, Ereva, Agence du court métrage), festivals meeting (La Ciotat, Moulins), and has been in international panel, and for the French Union of Film Critics, he is also a member of the board of directors. Olivier Pelisson is one of the contributor of Dictionnaire Eustache published by Léo Sheer editions. Since 2015, he is in La Semaine de la Critique selection committee. 

Ariane Allard

Xavier Leherpeur


Thomas Baurez

After a prior experience in short and feature films production and distribution, Thomas chose to become a journalist and a film critic, activity he has taken up fully since 2004, collaborating first with Studio Magazine and afterwards with StudioCineLive.



Olivier Pélisson

Film critic and journalist, he is currently writing for Bande à Part and Bref. Olivier has collaborated with Zurban, Monsieurciné,
DvdLive and LeCiné
and Canal+ Top of the Shorts. Over the years, he has worked as a festivalm programmer (Paris Film Festival), script reader (France 2 Cinema, CNC), criticism workshop facilitator (Paris, Cannes, Bakouriani, Erevan), and jury member at festivals and for the French Union of Film Critics. He is one of the contributors to the Dictionnaire Eustache, published by Léo Scheer publishing.

Short Films

Fabien Gaffez


Iris Brey

Pierre-Simon Gutman